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Psychosurgery: Origins and Practices

Elliot Valenstein discusses the development of and trends in psychosurgery, which was rapidly adopted in the 1920s and 1930s, reaching a peak of about 50,000 operations around 1950. In the mid-1980s, bioethical issues surrounding neurosurgery for mental disorders reflect changing … Continue reading

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